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Birmingham Royal Ballet

BRB2: Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection

Sat 18 May 2024

Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Lighthouse Poole with Carlos Acosta's Classical Selection performed by BRB2, some of the very best young dancers from around the world.

From sensational, heart-stopping moments to comic masterpieces, this brilliant show includes instantly recognisable music and dance that will bring the house down. It’s full of sparkling classical highlights that include Frederick Ashton’s exquisite Rhapsody (Rachmaninov), created for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier, Carlos’s own temperature-raising Carmen (after Bizet), Ben Van Cauwenbergh’s popular French chanson-inspired Je ne regrette rien (Edith Piaf) and Les Bourgeois (Jacques Brel), Carlos’s interpretation of Fokine’s The Dying Swan (Saint-Saëns), and spectacular pas de deux from Bournonville’s delightful La Sylphide, the explosive Diana and Actaeon, and the iconic Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky).

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